First two weeks of September 2015
Little by little we packed in our suitcases and bread tins.
Elder Santos in blue, Jake's last companion, and Elder Lao, helped us move the big stuff from another Sr, apartment in Tagbilaran that they are closing out. Our apartment is completely unfurnished so we hauled in a lot of things. This is the washing machine coming along.
We were very grateful for their help.
Our new apartment from the road. There are 3 apartments in a row. The first one is furnished and much more expensive. We are in the middle one. No one occupies the other two.
And this is our front door.
Our study upstairs. Looks like I have lost a few pictures of the apartment. I will get them in next round maybe. I have a hard time getting pictures transferred from one mechanism to another.
My first attempt at baking in this new apartment didn't turn out too well. Brownies in the back turn out blackies!!! Everything broiled instead of baked. Happy to report we have improved since this picture was taken. Tonight I made pizza. It wasn't Norm's favorite but I ate a lot.
Afterwards the Elders cooked dinner for us. They are the nicest Elders. They cooked chicken nuggets, cut the raw chicken off the bone and went to work, and they cooked rice and fried it, and then they bought a chicken to add a little more. They are hard workers and we do love them.
The missionaries in Calape wanted to get together for family home evening. I did the food and they did the rest. They came prepared and we had a good time.
They are such good missionaries and we will miss not living by them.
We took this dear Elder Celocia to the airport to leave for his mission. He is the only member in his family I think of 9. The rest are Baptist. This is his Uncle who is a member. Jake knows him and he said Jake gave him a tie.
We delivered the Elder at 9:30 and were suppose to pick up the sister at 10:30 but when she got to Manila she needed $100 American dollars for her luggage and she didn't have it so the church had to get the money and she missed her flight. We waited 5 1/2 hours for her. There is no room in the airport. You meet people outside on the street. It was a long 5 1/2 hours We took them to eat which took a little while. and then we ran some errands. It was an hour and a half ride to get there so we couldn't go home.
President Tanner and Sister Bell just arriving at the port.
I do have more pictures that I evidently lost in transferring them from one machine to another. I don't dare try to retrieve them or I will probably lose what I have so I just hope for the best.
We are doing well. We have been gone so much since we moved in that we are barely getting settled but it is going to be good.
The first day we were here, my oven didn't work, the washing machine wouldn't work - ended up wringing out the clothes by hand and the neighbor told us we would be out of water for 4 days. I wasn't so sure we had made a good move. I am trying the washing machine again in the morning and hope it is happier this time. The oven seems to have recovered and we do have water.
On the funny side, the only batch of wash I did was whites - when they said we would be out of water I hurried and washed garments. A couple days ago Norm announced he was out of garments and he couldn't find them. I told him that was impossible, he had plenty of garments, I went in search but I couldn't find them either. We looked for a couple days but no garments. I started thinking about it and told him I left his on the line for him to gather, I took the shirts to iron and my garments. Now he thinks he remembers putting them in a sack and forgot what was in the sack and put it in the garbage. They are GONE! Guess I will quit looking for them.
Love you all! Stay well, be safe and BE HAPPY!!!!!